“No one else would have done”: 125 years since the birth of Marshal Semyon Tymoshenko
February 18, 1895 was born twice Hero of the Soviet Union Marshal Semyon Tymoshenko. At the beginning of World War II, he headed the People's Commissariat of Defense of the USSR, and later commanded the fronts and supervised the preparation of strategic operations. On his account - both a few serious defeats, and important victories. “Marshal Tymoshenko commands the front for less than four weeks. During the battle of Smolensk, he recognized the troops well, saw what they were capable of. He did everything that could be done in his place, and for almost a month detained the enemy in the Smolensk region. I think that no one else would have done. The troops believe in Tymoshenko, and this is the main thing, ”Marshal Georgy Zhukov wrote in his memoirs about Tymoshenko.